- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sen. Bernard Sanders, who squared off with the Clintons in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, wouldn’t say Sunday whether former President Bill Clinton should have resigned in the wake of his affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

The idea that Mr. Clinton should have stepped down was first raised last week by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, the New York Democrat who now holds the Senate seat once occupied by Hillary Clinton.

Ms. Gillibrand’s unexpected comments shocked many in the Democratic Party and came against the backdrop of an intense national dialogue about sexual misconduct and harassment in politics, Hollywood, the media and other corners of the country.

Only a few Democrats have stood with Ms. Gillibrand.

Even Mr. Sanders, one of the Clintons’ most bitter political rivals in recent years, would not go that far.

“I don’t think at this moment our goal is to look back 20 or 30 years. Our goal is to go forward,” the Vermont independent told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“And our goal is to understand we have a real crisis in this country today within the political world, within the corporate world, within the media world, where women are being harassed every single day. Our job is to change that culture,” he said.

 

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